Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased reopening strategies, businesses are resuming and new activities are being added to city calendars. Outside of your neighborhood walks and extended Netflix binges, here are seven things to see, do and visit in-person and from home May 10-17.
MAY 12 | Pick up a page-turning new book
Dive deep into a new read with the Round Rock Public Library’s adult book club, where members will be discussing Delia Owens’ “Where the Crawdads Sing.” 6-7:30 p.m. Free. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/virtual-book-group-for-adults-via-microsoft-teams
MAY 12 | Find some farm “pfresh” produce
What better way to celebrate the summer months than with Pflugerville’s Pfarmers Market? Due to the pandemic, the market will now be limited to produce, meat and prepared food products only. Face masks and social distancing are required, and a maximum of 10 people are allowed in the market at once. Free. 3-7 p.m. Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville.
MAY 14 | Craft up some new home decor
Looking for things to do during quarantine other than Netflix? Pflugerville Public Library’s Adult Services Librarian Meg Miller will walk residents through virtual DIY craft tutorials using items around the house. The program will run every Thursday through May 28. May 14’s project features creating a tissue paper bowl. Free. Ages 12 and older. 2-2:30 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24053/213
MAY 14 | Embrace your inner Harry Potter nerd
Accio book club! Join fellow “Harry Potter” fans May 14 for a discussion on “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” hosted by the Round Rock Public Library. 2-2:30 p.m. Free. Ages 8-12. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/virtual-tween-harry-potter-fan-club-ages-8-12-3
MAY 15 | Try a tai chi workout
For those looking for a more relaxing fitness session, the Pflugerville Recreation Center is hosting virtual tai chi workouts. Tai chi focuses on strength, flexibility and balance, as well as incorporating meditative practices. Free. 10-11 a.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec
MAY 16 | Run an extra sweet 5k
You had me at doughnuts. Enjoy Round Rock’s annual Donut Dash 5k virtually this year on May 16. Participants can complete the course in their neighborhoods before stopping by Brushy Creek Trail East for some mid- or post-run refueling, where doughnut pickup stations will be available along the trail. The event will kickoff live on Zoom, with participants having the entire day to complete their 5k. Finisher packets will be available for pickup between June 1-5 at Round Rock Parks and Recreation’s main office. Event begins at 8 a.m. $10, registration required. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/donut-dash-5k
Walk virtually on a rainy day
If you are cooped up in the house on a rainy day or unable to get outside for some social distancing-friendly workouts, walk or jog in place to a virtual trip through Old Settlers Park's trails system. Free. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZJ97BCKtJ4